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Most religious places in the world and what they're practicing--Middle East and Central Asia

These Are The Most Religious Places In The World — And What They're Practicing

These Maps Show Every Country’s Most Valuable Exports - Middle east & Central asia

These Maps Show Every Country’s Most Valuable Exports

China is investing billions in building pathways to Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

A New Silk Road

China is investing billions in building pathways to Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

This ensemble of majestic, tilting medressas – a near-overload of majolica, azure mosaics and vast, well-proportioned spaces – is the centrepiece of the city, and arguably the most awesome single sight in Central Asia... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/uzbekistan/central-uzbekistan/samarkand/sights/squares-plazas/the-registan#ixzz3KHq67MNQ

Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa (Islamic legal college--usually linked with great mausoleums and mosques).

China is investing billions in building pathways to Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

A New Silk Road

China is investing billions in building pathways to Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

Shah i Zinda Necropolis, Samarkand, Uzbekistan #myhappytravels @whitestuff

Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of dom

How to plan a trip to Central Asia to explore the Silk Road and countries such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner's Guide

A New Silk Road - The New Yorker

A New Silk Road

China is investing billions in building pathways to Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

Languages and dialects of the Middle East and Central Asia. Each color represents a language group, with shades for each dialect. (The Gulf/2000 Project at Columbia University)

40 maps that explain the world

Languages and dialects of the middle east and central asia - each color represents a language group, with shades for each dialect. From the gulf 2000 project at columbia university / via Max Fisher, Washington Post

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was the region’s religious and cultural heart, hosting the famed philosopher-scientist Avicenna as well as the Persian poets Firdausi and Rudaki. UZBEKISTAN

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas.

#Birds | The European Roller (Coracias garrulus) is the only member of the roller family of birds to breed in Europe. Its overall range extends into the Middle East and Central Asia and Morocco.

The European Roller: Coracias garrulus. This is the only member of the roller family of birds to breed in Europe. Its overall range extends into the Middle East and Central Asia and Morocco.

A New Silk Road - The New Yorker

A New Silk Road

China is investing billions in building pathways to Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

Turkoman warrior, 14th century - Various turkish tribes burst out of Central Asia from the 6th c. to invade the middle east and eventually establish the Ottoman Empire.

Turkoman warrior, century - Various turkish tribes burst out of Central Asia from the c. to invade the middle east and eventually establish the Ottoman Empire.

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